The Biden administration outlined its vision to conserve 30% of US land and water by 2030, commonly referred to as the “30 by 30 initiative”. The administration “Preserve and restore beautiful AmericaIs a 10-year conservation plan that focuses on expanding collaborative conservation efforts, restoring critical ecosystems, such as the Everglades and the Great Lakes, and improving access to outdoor recreation.
The plan highlights the conservation and economic benefits of the boating and angling community by noting: “[A]Additional conservation can and should improve access for hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and other forms of outdoor recreation. Better access to public lands and waters – in an equitable, well-managed, and sustainable manner – can broaden and deepen connections with nature and its benefits, and encourage the next generation of outside stewards. Hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts have not only played a positive role in the management of our nation’s land, water and wildlife, but they also generate significant economic benefits for communities. local.
The NMMA is encouraged by the administration’s “America the Beautiful” initiative and its focus on accessible access to recreation, including that for the boating community.
“As a community dependent on clean water, healthy fisheries and reasonable and responsible access to our natural resources, the implementation of this plan will put us on the path to maintaining and advancing these goals. conservation, ”said Frank Hugelmeyer, NMMA President. “We appreciate the administration’s balanced approach to 30×30, and on behalf of the US-only made boating industry, NMMA strongly supports this collaborative effort.
Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, the nation’s leading coalition of professional outdoor recreation associations, has also offered support for the plan. “The ORR supports the administration’s effort to ‘Conserve and Restore America’s Beautiful’ and we are encouraged by its goals of conserving and protecting our nation’s lands and waters through scientific and locally directed efforts. that create access to motorized, non-motorized fishing and fishing and hunting recreation opportunities for all, ”said Jessica Turner, Executive Director of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable. “We are also particularly pleased that this report prioritizes access to recreation that already exists, while recognizing that access will be sustained in a sustainable manner in the future as the places are conserved.”